Rocky, good to see you again. You will NOT
be disappointed with the K1600 GTL. GET A RADAR DETECTOR!
I let Katnapinn (My "Brother from another Mother", Steve) do the research, and I have my bike set up exactly as he did (except seat). My Pillion is happy, and it seems that the wind protection when set up like this is better than the LT was. We are going to get a seat; may try the Corbin - they have a ride in program that another friend swears by. They're close to me.
I've had the bike 2 weeks. Spent about $4,000 +/- on additional farkles.
I have added these farkles:
Aerofllow Tall Windshield
Engine Guards (BMW)
Highway Pegs (Ilium Works)
Suburban Peg Lowering Kit (Driver)
BMR Shelf (to hold radar detector - a must have, and GRMS Radio)
"RL's" Oil Cooler Screen (check out k1600forum.com)
Trunk Rack (Wunderlich). Mama likes to carry a lot of stuff.
PIAA 500 Hz Horn (Stock Horn sucks
BMW Bluetooth Communicator (Already had Schuberth Helmets)
We LOVED our LT. My wife cried when we left him at the dealership. But the GTL is the most kick a$$ touring bike you could imagine! 100 lbs lighter, and 160 horses! Carries just as much cargo. You'll look like a fool with the sh** eating grin you'll have on your face if you get one. You really have to be mindful of speed. I passed a string of 4 cars yesterday, and hit 120 mph before I knew it (not kidding - literally went from 55 mph to 120 in 5-6 seconds).
The only downside to DIY Maintenance (which I've always done, and will continue to do) is that the dealer currently must reset the "Maintenance Reminder Light". GS-911 says that they will have a K1600 unit "soon", so this will be remedied - I hope.
And Rocky - I talked about getting a GTL for TWO YEARS until I finally bit. You'll be glad you did.